Precision beyond the horizon
Meteor is an advanced radar-guided, beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) that is superior to other missiles of its type. Meteor is a game changer.
It can engage air targets autonomously, day or night, in all weather and even in harsh electronic warfare environments. Exceptional kinematic performance, a two-way datalink and an active radar target seeker ensure that Meteor strikes its target, even at very long ranges.
Thanks to its ramjet propulsion system, Meteor is high speed, has optimal thrust and is capable of destroying fast-moving targets at long range. This creates supreme stand-off ranges and the ability to chase and destroy highly agile moving targets.
High kill probability
A jamming-resistant radar proximity fuze (from Saab) and lethal high-explosive blast-fragmentation warhead combine for a high kill probability against a wide variety of target types.
Vital mission data
The two-way datalink enables the launch aircraft to provide mid-course target updates or retargeting, including data from off-board third parties.
The active radar target seeker combined with a radar proximity fuze, both of which are highly resistant to active and passive countermeasures, ensures reliable detection, tracking and discrimination of target.
Meteor is an all-up round, meaning it is a complete munition that does not require assembly or maintenance immediately before loading, thus reducing its overall life logistic support costs.
Expertise across Europe
The Meteor programme sees the UK, Sweden, France, Germany Italy and Spain unite to provide access to technology and expertise across Europe. MBDA UK is the prime contractor.